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Autism Coverage Bill Passes in Georgia Senate

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A major hurdle cleared today for children with Autism in Georgia.
I introduced you to Anna Bullard of Lyons last May.
She has been on the frontlines pushing for insurance coverage to support children with Autism.
The Georgia Senate voted 51-0 today to approve Senate Bill 397.
The bill known as Ava's law is named for Bullard's 9-year-old daughter who improved from the type of treatment the bill would cover.   It would cap the age for coverage at six–years-old and a $35,000 a year cap.
Bullard calls the vote monumental.
"I'm always proud to be a Georgian, but today is the proudest day
of my life here in Georgia.
This is because of all the families that brought their children up to the capitol that called their lawmakers that sent emails. These families really are the reason that this happened.  This is the impossible turned possible today really."  
The next step a vote in the House.
Governor Nathan Deal has said he supports Ava's Law.

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